UW School of Dentistry


Advanced Periodontics

Johnny Wang

1 Credit / Quarter 13 (Autumn, Fourth Year)

Course Description

This course consists of a series of special lectures related to the latest periodontal therapies and implant dentistry as well as classical periodontal procedures. The lectures will illustrate the phases of information gathering, consultation with other specialists, diagnosis, establishment of an overall and specific tooth prognoses, staging of the various treatments in proper sequence, and the consideration of alternate treatments where possible. References to the literature will be made where appropriate to emphasize the importance of evidence-based treatment.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives are:

  1. to provide most up-to-date surgical and non-surgical periodontics and dental implantology that will ready the pre-doctoral students for a practice of general dentistry that includes all appropriate periodontal and other dental treatments in proper sequence.
  2. to illustrate the selecting and conducting of dental procedures based on scientific evidence of efficacy, and the provision of appropriate informed consent for these treatments.

Course Outline

The class will meet as a whole with the course director during the first class session for orientation and instructions. Starting at 7:30 AM, a lecture will be held for each of the 10 sessions.

Competencies Addressed

  • UWSOD Competency 14: Manage periodontal diseases.
  • UWSOD Competency 26: Evaluate the outcomes of treatment.

Course Grading:

The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis. A passing grade will be awarded if the student has attended a minimum of 8 of the 10 lectures and showed a reasonable level of participation in the discussions.
Effective Winter Quarter 2007, completion of on-line course evaluation is a requirement of this course. Failure to comply will result in an “Incomplete” grade being assigned.


  • Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, 9th Ed., M. Newman, H. Takei, and F. Carranza, .B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, 2002

*last updated: 11/7/2011